Shan United defends MNL championship title with a win over Yadanarbon

Shan United’s players and coaches holding their championship trophy for Myanmar National League 2020 at Yangon United Sports Complex on 1 October 2020. Photo: MNL

Shan United defended their championship title of Myanmar National League with a 2-0 win over Yadanarbon FC in a last week match of the MNL 2020 season at Yangon United Sports Complex yesterday.
Defending champions had a tough run in the second season, but they managed to accomplish their two years consecutive title in the MNL.
Yadanarbon played for their dignity, and the team had no hopes for top place positions.
Head coach U Aung Naing’s Shan United lined up with keeper Myo Min Latt, Nyein Chan, Ye Min Thu, captain David Htan, Hein Thiha Zaw, Nanda Kyaw, Keith, Maximin, Satt Phyo Wai, Hein Phyo Win and Abubakar.
Meanwhile, under the guidance of head coach U Aung Kyaw Moe, Myanmar national team players based Yadanarbon FC lined up with Zaw Ye Tun, Myat Kaung Khant, captain Ye Ko Oo, Si Thu Aung, Myo Ko Tun, Hlaing Bo Bo, Hein Nay San, keeper Pyae Lyan Aung, Win Naing Soe, Nay Myo Aung and Aung Wunna Soe. Shan United played energetically from the start to show they deserved to win the champion position.
Shan United’s Keith scored the first goal for his team by passing Yadnarbon’s keeper Pyae Lyan Aung at 36 minutes.
The first half was led by Shan United with a single goal.
Yadanarbon tried better for equalizers in the second half.
But, Shan United got another goal at 70 minute, and the goal was scored by Shan United star Nanda Kyaw over an error of Yadanarbon’s keeper.
Shan United did not change to defensive play in later minutes but there were no more scores till 90 minutes-play.
The 2-0 win was enough for Shan United to hold the 2020 Myanmar National League trophy.
Another championship dreamers: Hantharwady and Ayeyawady lost their championship dream as the two teams shared a point with a 2-2 tie.
With a point difference, Hantharwady United stood in the second place while Ayeyawady United seen in the third place of this year MNL.
After the final games, the award ceremony was held at Yangon United Sport Complex and Shan United lifted their championship trophy and celebrated their victory. Shan United had won MNL titles for three times including 2017 and 2019 MNL seasons. —Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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